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Mandy's mind is in the sewers...

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Here’s our pick of the best comedy programmes on TV, radio and on-demand this week:    ​

Sunday January 16

SUE PERKINS' BIG AMERICAN ROAD TRIP: The comedian and former Bake Off host hits California and Colorado in her own campervan in this new two-part travelogue. Channel 4, 9pm.  

Monday January 17

GUESSABLE: Rosie Jones, Roisin Conaty, Ed Byrne and Archie Maddocks tonight join host Sara Pascoe, team captains Alan Davies and Darren Harriott and sidekick John Kearns. Comedy Central, 9pm.  

Tuesday January 18

TOAST OF TINSELTOWN: Toast (Matt Berry) is now in a relationship with sexologist Shepherd Gerbil (Gina Bellman). Constantly researching for her job, she keeps ‘scorecards’ for Toast as well as all the other men she has sex with. And things are looking up for Toast professionally too as he’s got a role in a film with the director Weech Beacon… BBC Two, 10pm.  

Wednesday January 19

MANDY: Another double bill of Diane Morgan’s sitcom, with guest stars including Sir Tom Courtenay, pictured with Morgan, as Chief Sewer Engineer Woodcock Fatberg dead ahead! BBC Two, 10pm

NEIL INNES - DIP MY BRAIN IN JOY: Morgan’s also on Radio 4 Extra today, celebrating the life and work of writer, comedian, musician and ‘seventh Python’ Neil Innes. ‘I’m just like Shakespeare, except with better songs,’ he joked of himself. This tribute was first broadcast in 2020, the year after Innes died at the age of 75. BBC Radio 4 Extra, 11am.

OFFICE SPACE: The 1999 satirical black comedy film, written and directed by Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge, comes to Amazon Prime.  

Friday January 21

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN:  Roisin Conaty and Asim Chaudhry take on Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe, with Bill Bailey in Dictionary Corner. Channel 4, 9pm.  

Saturday January 22

THE John Bishop SHOW: Rob Bryon and Strictly’s Oti Mabuse are the guests tonight. ITV, 9.30pm.

COMEDY CLUB EXTRAVAGANZA: A three-hour selection of clips, interviews and sketches with a raft of hosts including Jessica Fostekew, Jon Holmes, Laura Lexx, Angela Barnes and Arthur Smith. Radio 4 Extra, 9am

Published: 16 Jan 2022

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